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Event Horizon Films Reveals Production Updates At The Dallas International Film Festival

 

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) May 10th, 2023 - Event Horizon Films (EHF), screenwriting competition partner for the Dallas International Film Festival, announced today the details for the production company’s latest short film. Fighting Chance, a psychological drama, wrapped filming on April 14 in Abilene, Texas, bringing in cast and crew from areas around Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin.

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Dallas International Film Festival Screenplay Competition Enlisting High Profile Filmmakers

 

Dallas, Texas Feb 8, 2023 (Issuewire.com)  - Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), Torfoot Studios, and Event Horizon Films revealed today an all-star judge lineup for the 2023 screenplay competition to support emerging writers and showcase Dallas’ strong film community. Oscar-winner Brenda Chapman developed scores of iconic family animations and was the first woman to direct an animated feature for a major Hollywood studio. Executive producer Jessica Sharzer was a three-time, Primetime Emmy nominee for FX’s American Horror Story. Two-time Emmy-nominated Kelsey Scott played Anne Northup in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave. Screenwriter Thomas Dean Donnelly topped the Box Office with Sahara, starring Matthew McConaughey. Award-winning Writer-Director Johnathan Brownlee recently announced The Will Rogers Story. Bestselling author Harry Hunsicker is rounding the film festival circuit with (*)hit Squad, a Script to Screen winner, and Dallas Film’s James Faust has served on juries and panels all over the world.

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Dallas International Film Festival Announces Third Annual Screenwriting Competition

 

Dallas Texas Dec 16 2022 (Issuewire.com)  - Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) Torfoot Studios and Event Horizon Films announced today details for their 2023 screenplay competition to support emerging writers and encourage more Dallas film productions. Among the competition prizes, award-winning filmmaker Johnathan Brownlee will produce and direct the winning short script in Dallas and screen it across the film festivals circuit. Brownlee is best known for Three Days In August, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, Decoding Annie Parker, and Johnathan Brownlee’s AtHome. In 2022, he directed the competition’s winning short script, (*)hit Squad, which was an official selection at Dallas Noir Fest, Dallas International Film Festival, ATX Short Film Showcase, Twin Falls Film Festival, Chandler Film Festival and selected for many others. 

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Sports Screenplay Championship Names Contest Winners 

The International Sports Film Festival in Houston has named The Last Indian War by Michael Graf as the winner of their Sports Screenplay Championship. 

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“(S)Hit Squad” Announces Cast For Dallas Premiere

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) April 14th, 2022  - Event Horizon Films revealed today the cast starring in the short film, (S)hit Squad, to premiere at the Dallas Angelika Film Center.  Gail Cronauer, Major Dodge, Skeeta Jenkins, Cynthia Santiago and Paul T. Taylor will take to the big screen on May 12, 2022 as part of the annual Dallas Noir. The film was directed by awarding-winning filmmaker Johnathan Brownlee, best known for Three Days In August, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek and Decoding Annie Parker.

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International Sports Film Festival Houston Reveals Finalist Judges For Screenplay Championship

Houston TX (PRUnderground) February 4th 2022  - International Sports Film Festival Houston (ISFFH) and Event Horizon Films (EHF) announced today the all-star judge lineup for the Sports Script Championship.Golden Globe-nominee Darryl Ponicsan writer of Vision Quest Vince McKewin writer of The Replacements Michael Montgomery actor and former NFL defender ISFFH’s Josh Merwin and Event Horizon Films will judge each submitted screenplay teleplay and short script that advances to the finals. In true sports fashion scripts will go head-to-head in a tournament bracket until one writer is named champion.

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Event Horizon Films Announces Winning Writers to Watch 

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) January 7th, 2022  - Event Horizon Films revealed today its list of “Winning Writers to Watch” in 2022. The list champions emerging screenwriters to make them more visible among professional filmmakers.  Each screenwriter was recommended by Event Horizon Films’ team of script readers from leading representation companies for their strong writing skills. Their compelling scripts have topped the charts among screenwriting competitions and film festivals across the country. Many have even secured representation and had their work produced.

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Event Horizon Films Announces Dallas Screenplay Winners 

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) November 23rd, 2021-  Dallas Screenwriting Competition, presented by Torfoot Films and Event Horizon Films, revealed today that (S)hit Squad by Harry Hunsicker has been selected as the winning short script to be produced and premiered at the 2022 Dallas International Film Festival.    Hunsicker is a creative writing teacher, the author of eight crime thrillers and creator of numerous short stories. His crime comedy, (S)hit Squad, will be produced by Torfoot Films’ Carrie Sternberg, Event Horizon Films’ Jodi Frizzell and IdeaMan Studios with legal partners, Litwin Law Group, PLLC, and The Law Office of LaToya L. Blakely. Award-winning filmmaker Johnathan Brownlee will produce, direct and develop the short film.

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Dallas Screenplay Competition Announces Award-Winning Judges Lineup 

DALLAS (PRUnderground) August 5th, 2021  - The Dallas Screenplay Competition, presented by Torfoot Films and Event Horizon Films, revealed today the award-winning filmmakers who will select the top writers to be recognized during the Dallas International Film Festival.  Three time Oscar-winner Jana Memel, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, who most recently worked as showrunner for S.W.A.T. on CBS, Billy Kelly, screenwriter of Disney’s Enchanted, Disney Channel-writer Jonathan Hurwitz and award-winning director Johnathan Brownlee with Torfoot Films, will judge each submitted screenplay, teleplay and short script that advances to the finals to determine which writers are among this year’s hottest emerging talent.

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Houston International Sports Film Festival Award Winners Announced 

Houston International Sports Film Festival, one of few film festivals in the world dedicated to sports, announced the winner for its Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films

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Dallas International Film Festival and Torfoot Films Announce “Script to Screen” Competition 

DALLAS, TEXAS, US, July 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), Torfoot Films and platform-partner Event Horizon Films have joined forces to give one talented screenwriter the opportunity to see their short film script come to life on the big screen.  The winning short script of the “Script to Screen” competition will be directed, developed and produced by award-winning director Johnathan Brownlee at Torfoot Films. Additional producing partners include, Event Horizon Films, IdeaMan Studios and legal partners, Litwin Law Group, PLLC, and The Law Office of LaToya L. Blakely.

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Winners of the Dumbo Film Festival and Event Horizon Films Screenwriting Competition

Listed below are the winners for the 2020 Dumbo Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. Congratulations to all of our writers who have advanced in the competition and thank you for your submissions! 

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HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FINALIST JUDGES FOR SCREENPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Houston International Sports Film Festival (HISFF) announced the all-star judge lineup for the Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films.   Angelo Pizzo, writer of Rudy and Hoosiers, Brad Gann, writer of Disney’s Invincible, Lisa Furfine, strategic partnerships expert, and HISFF’s Josh Merwin will leverage their combined industry experiences to select the winning screenplays and provide professional consolation to each top sports writer.

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The Dallas International Film Festival announced the winners for its 2020 Fall Screenplay Awards 

DALLAS (Feb. 2021)  - The Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, announced the winners for its 2020 Fall Screenplay Awards: Elements of Story. The Screenplay Awards, presented by Event Horizon Films, recognizes writers who specialize on an individual writing element. Each script was reviewed by working industry professionals at top rep agencies (ICM Partners, A3 Artists Agency, Gersh, etc.) and graded based on strength of characterization, dialogue, theme, concept and engagement. Through this annual fall event, filmmakers are able to seamlessly identify the best potential writers for their special projects with specific needs.   

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DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FINALIST JUDGES FOR SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 

NEW YORK (JULY 22, 2020) — The Dumbo Film Festival (DFF), hosted in Brooklyn, announced today the all-star judge lineup for the DFF Screenplay Competition, presented by Event Horizon Films.   Oscar nominated Roger Schulman, Sundance Film Festival winner Alrick Brown, veteran producer Cari-esta Albert and expert filmmaker Johnathan Brownlee will leverage their combined industry experiences to select the winning screenplays and provide professional consolation to each top writer. 

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Dallas International Film Festival Names Screenplay Contest Winners

 

The Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, has announced the winners of the “Broaden Your Horizons” screenplay competition, presented by Event Horizon Films.  The winners will receive cash prizes, a professional consultation with a high profile writer, a Star Pass for the Dallas International Film Festival and opportunities to pitch their work to industry professionals through Virtual Pitch Fest. The two grand prize winners will also embark on a future Writer’s Enrichment Cruise.

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Event Horizon Films and their Dumbo Film Festival screenwriting competition

Event Horizon Films latest team-up is with the Dumbo Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. This screenwriting competition is intended to assist emerging filmmakers by promoting promising artists and helping them to enter the world film stage. Networking and connectivity is at the core of what they do.

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Dallas Film Reveals Finalist Judges for Dallas International Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition

Dallas (Feb. 18, 2020) - Dallas Film and the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), powered by Capital One, announced today its all-star judge lineup for the “Broaden Your Horizons” screenplay competition.   Three-time Oscar winner Jana Memel, three-time Emmy winner Ken Estin, animation visionary Teresa Cheng, expert networker Lisa Furfine and Dallas Film’s Johnathan Brownlee will leverage their combined industry experiences to select the winning screenplays and provide professional consolation to each top writer. 

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Carnival Corporation Sponsors Dallas International Film Festival 

MIAMI, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced support for the Dallas arts community through a new sponsorship with Dallas Film and the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), the largest film festival in North Texas.  Carnival Corporation's sponsorship of the 14th annual event, powered by Capital One, includes support for a newly added DIFF "Broaden Your Horizons" screenwriting competition. It offers aspiring writers the opportunity to submit scripts for feature films, television pilots and short films, which will be reviewed by readers at top Hollywood talent agencies and management companies. The winner will also receive a cruise vacation, among other prizes.

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